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Al Park Shares New Album 'Pony'

Al Park Shares New Album 'Pony'

Chris Cudby / Friday 27th May, 2022 12:21PM

It's been a long time coming, but Lyttelton songwriting legend Al Park (widely credited as father figure for the 'Lyttelton Sound' and "the first guy to bring punk music to Otautahi") has graced this Friday with his first album in over twenty years Pony. Celebrating tonight with a knees-up at his hometown's The Loons, Park will be joined for this exceptionally rare occasion by special guests Adam McGrath & Jess Shanks and Adam Hattaway & Tess Liautaud. Co-produced with Elmore Jones and Hattaway, who both also perform on the record, Pony serves up ten timeless tunes drawing upon a lifetime's worth of experience, from the hugely influential Al’s Bar proprietor and former frontman of Louie and the Hotsticks (among his many accomplishments) — "an Americana, country rock album featuring songs written by Al from the 1970's to now." Well worth the wait, give your ears a treat and hit play on Pony...

"It has a retro sound that covers my history in music - Tom Petty, Rolling Stones,Steve Earle, Bob Dylan-they're all lurking in the grooves of this album. If you grew up in the late 20th century then this is for you. If you're a 21st-century citizen then let me take you back in time." — Al Park

Al Park & His Band - Pony Release Party
with special guests Adam McGrath & Jess Shanks + Adam Hattaway & Tess Liautaud
Friday 27th May - The Loons, Lyttelton, Christchurch

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR (ticket + album option available)

Al Park with special guest Tash Goodwin
Friday 3rd June - Donovans Store, Okarito w/ Unknown Legends (free show)
Saturday 4th June - Barrytown Settlers Hall, Barrytown w/ Unknown Legends
Sunday 5th June - Reefton Club, Reefton w/ Unknown Legends

Tickets available on the door

'Pony' is out today digitally and on limited edition compact disc — order your copy HERE.


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Al Park And Special Guests - Pony Release Party
Fri 27th May 7:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton